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Myeong and Seonho haven’t seen each other since their high school graduation. Now 27, they meet again at a reunion, and their lingering feelings resurface.

‘Hyperventilation’ was first released as animation, then published as manhwa, and now the novel is here as well. Read their story and fall in love once more!

*Please note that this novel contains time jumps, with the chapter titles indicating when the chapters take place chronologically. Contains explicit content.

Associated Names
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Semantic Error (Shared Universe)
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
02/20/24 CWL Translations v3c3
02/14/24 CWL Translations v3c2
02/11/24 CWL Translations v3c1 part12
02/02/24 CWL Translations v3c1 part11
02/01/24 CWL Translations v3c1 part10
01/29/24 CWL Translations v3c1 part9
01/27/24 CWL Translations v3c1 part8
01/26/24 CWL Translations v3c1 part7
01/26/24 CWL Translations v3c1 part6
01/24/24 CWL Translations v3c1 part5
01/02/24 CWL Translations v3c1 part4
12/31/23 CWL Translations v3c1 part3
12/30/23 CWL Translations v3c1 part2
12/17/23 CWL Translations v3c1 part1
12/01/23 CWL Translations v2c11
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New boruisew rated it
February 26, 2024
Status: --
As someone who watched the anime first, then the manga and then eventually even found out about the novel... OH BOY did none of them disappoint me! I am a diehard fan of slow-burn with erotism and this one is all for me. It genuinely had me checking in for updates everyday. The care and time even the translator put in also shows, so tysm.
Now, if any of you have some good recommendations for me with similar slow-burn but also spicy moments, do send them my way.
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New mellie_millie rated it
February 20, 2024
Status: v3c3
After watching the animation and reading the manhwa, I was so happy to discover that there was a novel and that someone was translating it in English! This love story had such a strong impression on me. So simple but so deeply emotional and raw. I feel like this novel was able to capture all this from the original story and gave us more insights into the characters. It was a joy reading more about Seonho and Myeong and having access to their inner struggles. Seeing them coming together after... more>> so long and after facing so many obstacles was also really rewarding and beautiful. I loved every minute of it and I reread some chapters multiples times!

Talking about rereading chapters, I think one of my favourite was the one where Seonho comes to the realization that he has a crush on Myeong (v1c6). His turmoil was so well written, it made me feel all kinds of emotions.

I also want to point out that I just adored the footnotes and the translator’s commentaries at the end of each chapters! I was always looking forward to them because it felt like reading with someone else. I hope they will stay in the final version of the translation!

All this to say, it was an amazing read and a touching story that will follow me for a long time. It’s bittersweet to see this novel end when you have been reading it updates after updates for 6 months but it was worth it!

Thank you immensely to the translator who made this available for us who can’t read Korean novels! I can’t wait for the compile version! <<less
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chriswillar rated it
May 28, 2023
Status: Completed
As the translator, my review might be biased. Sorry about that.

I have loved 'Hyperventilation' ever since I first came across its animation and manhwa, so imagine my delight when I found the novel - and it certainly didn't disappoint!

저수리 (author of 'Semantic Error') once again delivers a heartwarming BL story, this time expanding upon what 뿡빵뀨 has already perfected. Both past and present get explored, including school life and adult careers (and a look into the world of Go), which gives more context to the existing story and makes the... more>> characters more dimensional. Especially Seonho, the "perfect man" full of confidence, isn't always as he seems. Myeong, too, isn't as passive and meek as one might think. Speaking of characters, more are introduced in the novel, and they all influence the story and its dynamics. I have grown particularly fond of Jeong, Myeong's sister.

I don't wish to give away too much, so I think I'll end my review by saying this - while adaptions oftentimes take away from the original, this novel does 'Hyperventilation' justice and is a neat treat for old and new fans alike. The romance hasn't been cheapened but rather deepened with added layers not shown in previous versions. So please, give this a try and fall in love with 'Hyperventilation' once again. I know I did.

The novel contains explicit s*xual content. But other than some medical distress, there are no warnings. <<less
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pzstacat rated it
October 24, 2023
Status: v2c8
I have been a fan of hyperventilation for several years now and it's one of the few manhwa that I return to time and time again. I honestly can't say what it is that I find so special about them given than the manhwa is so short and doesn't get a chance to flesh out the characters. It's why I'm so happy that this is getting translated - and by such a talented translator! You've done an excellent job and I really appreciate the footnotes!! Sending my love and thanks... more>> and please don't feel any pressure to rush the next chapters, seeing new updates feels like Christmas come early ^^ <<less
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July 13, 2023
Status: v2c2
This story has great narration. I was happy when I saw how the author narrated the story. The translation is also good. However, I don't particularly like that it is in Google drive because I'm not fond of gdrive. (Not a big deal but I'm having a hard time reading in Google drive. It's taking me a long long time to finish reading the translation)

Anyway, I'm still waiting for more translation.

But based on the previous chapters I read, I can say this story is promising. I even watched the... more>> manhwa edition of this novel and even watched the animation.

Looking forward for more chapters. <<less
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Goyangin rated it
January 6, 2024
Status: v3c1 part4
The collaboration between these two, it's my holy grail of Korean BL! I'm a big fan of both writers. Love their artistic combination of warmth vs doubt, the inner battles of the characters felt very raw and realistic. And so different from each other. Their young selves vs older selves, that was interesting too. Their romance, hmm, can be considered slow-burn? Maybe? But also fast somehow. And frustrating at times. Fragile but deep, if that makes sense. More hurdles are coming, I know because I have the book. The translation... more>> is good, detailed. <<less
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ms_skuld rated it
February 20, 2024
Status: v3c2
Loved this novel! If you’ve found this after watching the anime, the novel gives the back story of the two characters and even has POV from both. This really helped to explain why the MC and ML behave as they do in the present day. The translation is really good, with lots of footnotes to explain different terms and nuances. I hope the translator will publish future works as this was so well done.
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